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By Veena Schlegel

ISBN-10: 1507824904

ISBN-13: 9781507824900

‘A Mountain in China’ is the interesting account of an English woman’s travels to music Mountain, in Henan Province, China. half memoir, half travelogue, Veena Schlegel takes us to the guts of what has made this mountain a spot of pilgrimage for millenia. The peaks and valleys of tune Mountain gave safe haven to Taoist mystics lengthy earlier than it turned often called the house of Shaolin Kungfu. within the 6th century CE, it additionally gave start to what we now discuss with as Zen Buddhism, recognized in China as Chan, after the enlightened Indian grasp, Bodhidharm, reflected there on my own for 9 years in a secluded cave on one among its peaks.
Living in a small village within the mountain's foothills, the writer explored this little-known a part of China over numerous years, and exposed a few of its ancient and religious history in addition to its ties to her personal non secular grasp, Osho. She realized concerning the neighborhood customs and traditions, and shared the turmoil and pleasure of everyday life within the village. She encountered Qigung and Kungfu masters, scholars and seekers who had by no means met a westerner prior to, and felt the heartbreak many visitors will know as glossy China unavoidably clashes with its historic history. In 2010, the mountain and the non secular and historic monuments attached to it, was once specific a UNESCO international historical past Site.
'A Mountain in China' is a narrative of a love affair with a mountain − an intimate and infrequently hilarious glimpse into the interior international of a seeker who has been at the direction of Zen for greater than 40 years.

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